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Were there any heroes in Celtic mythology (Like Hercules, Perseus, Meleager, Theseus etc)?

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Were there any heroes in Celtic mythology (Like Hercules, Perseus, Meleager, Theseus etc)?

posted Feb 2, 2018 by Imran Ahmed

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Yes it is -

The Dagda
The leader of the gods for the Irish pantheon appears to have been the Dagda. The Dagda was the figure on which male humans and other gods were based because he embodied ideal Irish traits. Celtic gods were also considered to be a clan due to their lack of specialization and unknown origins.

The Sucellus
In Gaul, it is speculated that the Dagda is associated with Sucellus, the striker, equipped with a hammer and cup.

The Morrígan
The Morrígan was a tripartite battle goddess of the Celts of Ancient Ireland. She was known as the Morrígan, but the different sections she was divided into were also referred to as Nemain, Macha, and Badb (among other, less common names), with each representing different aspects of combat. She is most commonly known for her involvement in the Táin Bó Cúailnge.

The god appearing most frequently in the tales is Lugh. He is evidently a residual of the earlier, more widespread god Lugus, whose diffusion in Celtic religion is apparent from the number of place names in which his name appears, occurring across the Celtic world. The most famous of these are the cities of Lugdunum (the modern French city of Lyon), Lugdunum Batavorum (Brittenburg, 10 kilometers west of Leiden in the Netherlands) and Lucus Augusti (Greek: Λοuκος Λuγούστον, the modern Galician city of Lugo). In Ireland a festival called the Lughnasadh (Irish: Lúnasa "August") was held in his honor.

Source: Wiki

answer Feb 2, 2018 by Salil Agrawal